First coronavirus case found in Rohingya camp 18 May

First coronavirus case found in Rohingya camp

The UN refugee agency says the first coronavirus case has been found at a camp in southern Bangladesh for Rohingya Muslims who fled neighboring Myanmar.

The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says one refugee was confirmed to be infected on Thursday at the camp in Cox’s Bazar.

The agency says the person has been quarantined and it has started contact tracing.

The camp hosts about 800,000 people. They live in tents and huts in confined spaces with poor sanitation.

International charity Save the Children, which is working there, warns that a coronavirus outbreak in the camp could claim thousands of lives.

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